Above is a great photo we recently discovered of Bill Boardman, Nomad parent, standing next to the Allen Field Clubhouse when it served as the Tool Shed for construction of the famous Californian, recently decommissioned, in the shipyard. Nomads boys teams raised $10,000 to purchase the building by planting and nurturing the trees at a tree farm in Rancho Santa Fe and then selling them to local developers. A huge “THANK YOU” to Joe Hollow for moving the Clubhouse to Allen Field. Ask him all about it. The Californian was built from the ground up in 1984 at Spanish Landing in San Diego Bay. She was launched with great fan fare for the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. In July 2003 the governor signed a bill into law designating the Californian as the official tall ship of the State of California.
Derek Armstrong stands below The Californian